The Trinity College Convocation was held on May, 13 2014 in Strachan Hall.  At this Convocation we honoured Brigadier-General (Padre) John M. Fletcher and The Right Reverend Michael W. Hawkins with honorary degrees of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa)



Padre Fletcher was born in Sussex, New Brunswick, and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1980. He discerned a call to ordained ministry in the Anglican Church while studying at the Royal Military College in Kingston.  

Padre Fletcher was ordained for the Diocese of Fredericton in 1987 and served in parish ministry until 1989 when he began full-time service in the military chaplaincy. Padre Fletcher has served in CFB Calgary, with the Atlantic fleet in Halifax, in Toronto with Land Forces Central Area and in Ottawa at Army Command Headquarters and the Office of the Chaplain General. Brigadier-General Fletcher was installed as Chaplain General on September 4, 2013 and also appointed as Honourary Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.

Padre Fletcher will be presented by Bishop Peter Coffin and hooded by Major Padre Steele Lazerte.




Michael Hawkins was born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia.  He served in the Naval Reserves during his undergraduate studies, graduating from the University of King’s College with a B.A. (Hon.s) in Classics in 1985.  He attended Trinity College 1985-1988 and received his M.Div before being ordained a deacon and priest in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Michael served the five points of the Parishes of Pugwash and River John from 1988 to 1993. He moved to work with the eight congregations of the Parishes of Petite Riviere and New Dublin in 1993 and remained there until being appointed Rector of St. Alban’s Cathedral in Prince Albert and Dean of Saskatchewan in 2001. 

He was elected as Bishop of Saskatchewan in December of 2008 and consecrated on March 6th 2009. He serves alongside the new Diocesan Indigenous Bishop, the Right Reverend Adam S. Halkett, Bishop of Missinipi, as part of a vision called, Mamuwe Isi Miywachimowin, Together in the Gospel.

Bishop Hawkins will be presented by Dr. Walter Deller, and will be hooded by Bishop Colin Johnson.